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15th Nov 2022

What Wayne Rooney said that made Cristiano Ronaldo hit out at former teammate

Callum Boyle

Bit dramatic.

Footage has emerged of what Wayne Rooney said to annoy Cristiano Ronaldo so much.

Ronaldo hit out at his former Manchester United teammate during an explosive interview with Piers Morgan as he launched a scathing attack against the club.

It followed after Rooney gave an interview with talkSPORT in which he encouraged the 37-year-old to keep his head down following several acts of petulance throughout the course of the season.

The D.C United boss spoke to the radio station shortly after Ronaldo had stormed down the tunnel after refusing to come on as a substitute during United’s 2-0 win against Tottenham in October.

Asked if United were a better side without Ronaldo, he said: “No, I don’t think so.

“Him and Messi are arguably the two best players of all time and you can go either way with that, whatever way you decide.

“But I just think the things he has done from the start of the season, it is not acceptable for Manchester United. I’ve seen Roy Keane defending him. Roy wouldn’t accept that. Roy wouldn’t accept that at all.

“It is a distraction which Manchester United don’t need at the minute, trying to rebuild.

“For Cristiano, just get your head down and work and be ready to play when the manager needs you. If he does that, he will be an asset. If he doesn’t, it will become an unwanted distraction.”

However, Ronaldo took great offence to that and called out his former strike partner while speaking to Morgan.

“I don’t know why he criticises me so badly,” he told Morgan. “Probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing at high level.”

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